Saturday, February 17, 2007

Tuesday Feb 19

[no entry today]


Matt's Notes

This is the second day in a row without an entry. Perhaps Papa was too busy staying warm or just trying to get from place to place: Temperatures were around 20 degrees for most of the day and New York got over three inches of snow. What did this do to trolley and subway service back then? What was it like to walk on the streets?

The New York Times featured an editorial that day about the departure of Navy Secretary Denby, who resigned under pressure from Congress over his role in the Teapot Dome Scandal. Other stories of interest to Papa might have been: a tenement fire on the Lower East Side that killed 13 (was Papa out watching it the previous night? Is that why he didn't write in his diary?); the Jewish boxer Abe Goldstein's upcoming bout; an appeal from Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, to help German labor organizations; and the Federal Government's takeover of the naturalization process.

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